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Re: RFC: Change "revert" behaviour

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2004-11-29 17:29:09 CET

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 04:03:40PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >(Would --force be the paranoia flag?)
> I don't think that would make sense. After all, this isn't "do what I say
> even though it might be dangerous", it's more "spend extra time making
> absolutely sure".


> If we do want a paranoid-comparison flag at all (do we?), there's no reason
> for it not to be common to *all* subcommands which crawl a WC.

Make paranoid the default. We always want to choose safe defaults. If
somebody wants a bit more speed at the cost of "not [necessarily] as
safe", then they can use a flag.

In this particular case, the person doing the merges knows there
aren't any local mods, so they could do something like:

  $ svn revert --skip-safety-checks --recursive .

Much better...


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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